Family applications for FAB camps will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis with new families taking priority. When arranging the camps, we aim to provide each family with their first choice of location. On completion and submission of your application form you will receive an autamated response via the Families’ Co-ordinator email who will process your application. An acknowledgment letter and booking details will follow from the Families’ Co-ordinator in due course. For more information please contact the Families’ Co-ordinator via the staff contact page.
Are you eligible for a FAB camp?
If your child is aged up to 19 years old and has suffered the loss of a loved one who was serving in the Armed Forces, then you may be eligible for a FAB camp. By loved one we mean a parent, a step-parent, a legal guardian, a carer or a sibling. We aim to be as flexible and inclusive as possible providing activity breaks to our families based on the need of children. If you are unsure if you are eligible for a camp please contact the Project Chief Executive Officer, Lieutenant Colonel Belinda Forsythe MBE via [email protected].
The cost per family is a £75 non-refundable deposit, this is all you pay. You will receive full board, accommodation and all programmed activities at no additional cost to you. Please send a cheque for £75 payable to “FAB” to the address below:
Capt Karen Tait MBE
22 Field Hospital
Support During your break
All families will be supported through our MOD volunteer scheme, and you will also have access to a bereavement counsellor throughout your stay. The FAB camps are not intended as bereavement holidays, but we recognise that families may need some support during the week even if it is just someone friendly to talk to.
A full list of activities that may be available on the holidays can be found here. Families are free to pick and choose which activities they want to take part in. Ultimately this is your families’ holiday, you are under no obligation to take part in anything, so please join in as and when you want to. If you would like to organise your own activities or day trips, we will be happy to provide local information and help. A suggested Packing List is available here.